Umbilical Engineer (Subsea), Offshore Wind US Job at RWE, Boston, MA

  • RWE
  • Boston, MA

Job Description

RWE Offshore Wind Services, LLC

Umbilical Engineer (Subsea), Offshore Wind US

Floating Structures

"Ideal location is California but other locations across the United States will also be considered."


As a company, RWE is well placed for the Floating Offshore Wind (FOW) market, with ambitious growth targets to achieve 1GW floating either in construction or in operation by 2030 as part of the Growing Green roadmap towards carbon neutral by 2040. The delivery of RWE's future FOW pipeline across the different regions, would depend on achieving economies of scale for the production and manufacturing of the floating structures. On such basis, RWE has set up a central department for Floating Engineering and Industrialization (FE&I) in the Offshore Engineering global function. The FE&I department supports the delivery of RWE floating projects and includes the assessment of the floating foundation site suitability as well as the Industrialization to facilitate decisions on project-region basis as well as down selection in general.

At present FOW has a broader technology landscape if compared to bottom fix, where in general, structures have reached a mature stage and selection is comparably narrow. As technology progress at high speed and learnings from projects can influence each other positively, Engineering effort is focused on the step change towards industrialization for delivery. The lack of a dedicated supply chain in some cases, would lead projects to balance between local requirements and the economies of scale, engage with industrial players, as well as local authorities to secure development and availability of infrastructure. RWE FOW Engineering & Industrialization Department is shaped with the perspective of a highly experienced interdisciplinary competence center to achieve the necessary holistic perspective for delivery of commercial scale floating wind. This also includes the need for a strategic perspective on the cost-down journey for FOW.

Key responsibilities

  • Serves as senior expert for all relevant technical aspects, incl. key recommendations, in relation to "Floating Structures Umbilical's", with holistic perspective to achieve co-design with mooring lines towards optimization.
  • Design suspended umbilical's in the water column between platforms and also farm routing with an eye on LCOE Optimization, whilst chasing state of the art technical solutions and innovation, to ensure that the strategy meets business needs.
  • Develops and approves technical designs for new built projects. Creates standards and harmonize technical specifications across projects when valuable for the specialist area. Updates and controls the documentation and shares knowledge.
  • Provides technical guidance to projects in all design and business models by analyzing technology, fabrication and installation procedures. Participate on project peer review processes and inform investment decisions.
  • Strives to share best practice and consistency of approach across regional teams in relation to "Floating Structures Umbilicals" and installation strategies. Contribute to stakeholder and supply chain engagement.
  • Safe by design: Manages the umbilical's design to ensure safety of those installing or working on it, interactions with HSE specifications.
  • Supports and shapes regulatory, design, certification, and standards, in a new industry.
  • Engage with foundation and SKS designers, suppliers and broader supply chain to enable efficient and effective solutions to emerge.
  • Manage engineering subcontractors' delivery of engineering studies, reports, analysis, and engineering in early stage projects into project delivery.
  • Provide general and specialist engineering knowledge as needed.

Your profile

  • Engineering degree from an accredited university in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, Ocean Engineering or relevant background, Master degree preferred
  • 5+ years of industry experience in relevant field
  • Profound technical skills and qualification with regards to the Engineering sub-discipline "Umbilical's" with additional knowledge on hydrodynamics, loads , system optimization, modelling, structural calculations and impacts of design choices on installation.
  • Experience of OrcaFlex or similar design tool is desirable, alongside Python and/or Matlab.
  • Preferable, Member of industry working groups and global community of experts with comprehensive knowledge of national and international standards
  • Thorough understanding of commercial implications and context of expert subject matter in the energy industry, develops clear strategy.
  • Continuously looks for optimization possibilities and also likes to follow unconventional paths to increase benefits to the business.
  • Enjoys working on a dynamic international diverse working environment. Open minded and self-reflective.
  • Experience in Offshore Wind, Offshore Oil and Gas, floating platform design and construction or other large engineering infrastructure projects
  • Familiar with industry codes and standards applicable to offshore wind projects
  • Good communicator and excellent team player
  • Ability to work in hybrid work environment (office and remote).
  • Good organizational skills and experience of project life cycles.
  • Willing to travel domestically and internationally.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English

Pay range: The annual base salary range for this position in California is $150,000.00min - $220,000.00max . The listed salary range represents our good faith estimate for this position and represents the range for new hire salaries across all U.S locations. Please note that the salary information is a general guideline only. RWE considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's education & work experience, training & certifications, and key skills as well as market and business considerations at the time of the offer.

Benefits offered: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, EAP, Education Assistance, Parental Leave, Paid time off, and Holidays. Eligible employees also participate in short-term incentives, in addition to salary.

RWE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

For 125 years RWE has been the source of energy for millions of people across the globe. Now we're making all that energy green. This decade alone we're investing €50bn into renewables and will be carbon neutral by 2040 - ten years earlier than most other global targets. This is a chance to play a key role on our journey.

Join our renewables specialists, working across the clean energy spectrum to grow our operations to 50 GW by 2030 - with some of the world's largest on and offshore wind farms and industry-leading hydrogen initiatives. We're also considered innovators in solar development including floating photovoltaics and agri-photovoltaics. Or add your expertise to our supply and trading operations, brokering renewable electricity, green gas, commodities, and CO2 emission allowances from one of our advanced energy trading floors.

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